By Edwin John Dingle

This ebook, first released in 1911, is likely one of the most crucial and top written trip books from previous China. Edwin Dingle recounts his adventures as he travels up the Yangtze River from Shanghai after which through foot southwest throughout a few of China's such a lot wild and woolly territory to Burma. alongside the way in which, Dingle absorbed an important volume of approximately lifestyles and society in southwest China, and describes what he sees in a readable and delicate manner.

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I should like to thank all those missionaries who entertained me as I proceeded through China, especially Mr. John Graham and Mr. A. Fleischmann, of the China Inland Mission, who transacted a good deal of business for me and took all trouble uncomplainingly. I am also indebted to Dr. Clark, of Tali-fu, and to the Revs. H. Parsons and S. Pollard, for several photographs illustrating that section of this book dealing with the tribes of Yün-nan. I wish to express my acknowledgments to several well-known writers on far Eastern topics, notably to Dr.

He and a friend, who remains tantalizingly unnamed through the portion of the story in which he is present, decided to embark on an adventure and they sailed off to Shanghai, and made their way up the Yangtze River on river steamers, houseboats and sampans to the city of Chongqing. By the time Chongqing was reached, “the other man” had given up the enterprise, and Dingle started out alone on foot, heading southwest. Well, not quite alone. He had his “boy” Lao Chang with him, and two coolies who carried everything including his typewriter, his camera and rolls of Eastman film.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in material form, by any means, whether graphic, electronic, mechanical or other, including photocopying or information storage, in whole or in part. May not be used to prepare other publications without written permission from the publisher. Published by Earnshaw Books, Ltd, Hong Kong Foreword by Graham Earnshaw Edwin Dingle was English, a journalist and publisher, and also an eccentric. And for various reasons, I feel a strong affinity with the man.

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